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Who are the best Romelu Lukaku replacements in FPL?

Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) is poised to miss Gameweek 9 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) after injuring his ankle in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League win over Malmo.

Thomas Tuchel may give us a more exact prognosis on the Belgian’s fitness in Friday’s pre-match press conference but the premium FPL forward is seemingly set to sit out Saturday’s home fixture against Norwich City at the very least, with the Chelsea boss saying Lukaku would miss “some games”.

Over three million Fantasy bosses owned the Belgium international after Gameweek 8 but the mass exodus has begun, with around 400,000 of those having already ditched him at the time of writing.

So who are the best replacements for the injured Lukaku in FPL?

We take a look at the options available to Fantasy managers in the article below.

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BEST LUKAKU REPLACEMENTS: PREMIUM FORWARDS

JAMIE VARDY

Vardy on target again as Man Utd's defensive issues continue in Gameweek 8 2

Top among FPL forwards for transfers in ahead of Gameweek 9, Jamie Vardy (£10.6m) is the go-to Lukaku replacement for many Fantasy managers.

It’s not so much the immediate fixtures – Brentford (a), Arsenal (h), Leeds (a) and Chelsea (h) is a mixed bag over the next four Gameweeks – as the form, with Vardy now the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer after scoring on five occasions in his last four appearances.

Some of us may have wanted to wait for Gameweek 13 and a ticker-topping four-game stretch for Leicester City but moving for Vardy now at least saves a transfer further down the line, and opposition difficulty doesn’t seem to be much of a barrier to the veteran hitman anyway: last season, for example, he bagged 10 goals and assists combined in 12 fixtures against the ‘big six’ sides.

It’s true that 50% of his attacking returns this season have come against Norwich City and Burnley, two of the weakest defences in the division.

And the return to the starting XI of Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.0m) is also worth monitoring, as the Nigerian was the bigger goal threat of the two when Brendan Rodgers paired them up top towards the final third of last season.

Vardy hasn’t been adversely affected so far, with totals of six shots and five attempts in the box in the last two Gameweeks in keeping with his output in 2021/22 before that, and it has been Iheanacho who has been playing slightly wider and deeper.

Above: Touch heatmaps for Vardy (left) and Iheanacho (right) over the last two Gameweeks

One word of caution for medium-term holders of Vardy is that the 34-year-old striker is currently enjoying midweek breathers in the UEFA Europa League to aid with his recovery between league games. More Premier League matches replace those European nights throughout November and December, with nine top-flight games to contest in the space of 35 days from Gameweeks 13-21. The Leicester striker may not escape a benching or two over that period, then, but the same could be argued for huge swathes of the FPL players in our teams.

HARRY KANE

Kane and Wilson enter FPL differential conversation ahead of Gameweek 9

The August curse extended to mid-October this year, with Harry Kane (£12.1m) only opening his Premier League account in last week’s win over Newcastle United.

As is the case with Vardy, it’s not until next month that Spurs’ fixtures really leap off the page – a four-match period from Gameweeks 12-15 looking like the ideal time to pounce on the Lilywhites.

Kane’s extra cost is the main deterrent considering that Vardy and an alternative route into the Spurs attack, Son Heung-min (£10.1m), can be snapped up for some £1.5m-£2.0m less.

Kane’s underlying stats have really stepped up a gear over the last four Gameweeks, as he’s joint-top among FPL forwards for shots alongside Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) and Vardy.

While plenty of those efforts are coming from distance, the typically dead-eyed Kane has still had more shots on target than any of his positional rivals – and the same number of big chances as Ronaldo.

Still, Son is outgunning Kane for big chances, shots in the box and expected goal involvement (xGI) even over this four-match period, so justifying that extra £2.0m outlay if it’s a ‘one or the other’ dilemma is not easy.

THE OTHERS

Cristiano Ronaldo dominates his premium peers stats-wise over the course of the season but some stiff fixtures, not to mention United’s iffy form and inability to carve out a single ‘big chance’ for him over the last three Gameweeks, leads us away from the veteran Portuguese.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) is arguably the pick of the rest from the premium pool. Having found the net in each of his last three appearances at the Emirates, the Gabon international and his Gunners teammates have four more very favourable home encounters against Aston Villa, Watford, Newcastle and Southampton between now and Gameweek 16.

Trips to Leicester and Manchester United needn’t be feared from a defensive perspective either, with those two hapless backlines on just one clean sheet apiece in 2021/22.

A lack of big chances this season (two, fewer than 17 other forwards) is the main downside and he’s having to rely on his historically strong goal conversion rate to maintain his output. A possible recall for Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) would also presumably see Aubameyang shunted to the left flank, as has happened many times before.

Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) is being routinely overlooked by many of us, with the week-to-week rotation risk and a ‘reverse out of position’ tag cited as the main reasons. And yet, despite registering fewer minutes than 15 other FPL forwards, he is still third among players in his Fantasy position for points.

The no-shows and one-pointers will be as regular as the double-digit hauls, nevertheless still resulting in a decent points-per-match average (Jesus’s is currently 5.90). Strong benches will be needed to negotiate those rests, so with many of us taking punts on rotation risks such as Phil Foden (£8.0m), Reece James (£5.5m) and Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), the Man City man may be one gamble too many.

BEST LUKAKU REPLACEMENTS: MID-PRICE/BUDGET FORWARDS

IVAN TONEY

Toney off the mark as injuries and Covid impact Villa 4

Lukaku’s injury doesn’t just allow FPL managers to move sideways between premium forwards but downgrade to a mid-price or budget option in order to reallocate funds elsewhere, perhaps with a view to recruiting Son, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) or the man who looks set to lead Chelsea’s line in Lukaku and Timo Werner‘s (£8.6m) absences, the ‘out of position’ Kai Havertz (£8.1m).

One such cut-price striker is Ivan Toney (£6.4m), whose Brentford side sit top of our Season Ticker from now until Gameweek 18.

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3,460 Comments Post a Comment
  1. C-Dawgg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Enough of this Lukaku talk.

    Would you go Ronaldo > Kane or Vardy for a -4 this week?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      im thinking this

      1. C-Dawgg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        The next few Man U fixtures are a wreck

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I know, but on the other hand I just know Ronny loves to pop up and steal the headlines in these kind of games

          1. Taegugk Warrior
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            His manager & teammates doesn't care what he loves

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      If ronaldo blanks vardy/kane has to score 6 to match him only. 6+ to get something positive.

      1. C-Dawgg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Doesn't Kane have a decent record against West Ham?

        1. Bojam
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          But does that matter? How does it effect the outcome of this weekends match?

    4. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nah cause Ronaldo could easily get something.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No
      RMT actually has him outscoring both this week too!

      1. C-Dawgg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Liverpool, Spurs, City, Watford, Chelsea are Ronnie's next 5 fixtures. Could provide a net benefit over these?

    6. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      yep

      1. C-Dawgg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        How come?

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Becasue he simply isn't worth the price tag, especially in an extremely uner performing United, and tough fixtures on the way adds further reasoning to the case.

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            PLus.....live a little! Hits are probably one of the very few things enjoyable about FPL since it lost all its fun factor and integrity ages ago 🙂

            1. Qaiss
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I tried to ‘live a little’ captaining Ronny last week over Salah, went great!b

              1. Salah’s Sonnet
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                haha well that was very risky to be fair, Salah always has a good record against Watford, but that's gone in the past now, this move in isolation for a hit is worth it

    7. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No.

    8. jimmyharte
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah defo lol silly question

    9. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nope. Ronaldo is going to score.

  2. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Price rises in an hour and a bit, correct?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      An hour and 15 minutes, yup

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        yep, cheers.

  3. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Pick one to bench: Livra, Ings, Antonio

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Livra

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Can't bench those strikers.

  4. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    1FT 2.2ITB

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Duffy Livramento
    Salah Foden Raphinha D.Luiz Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Maupay

    X. Lukaku > Kane/Vardy (will play Maupay)
    Y. Lukaku > Vardy, D.Luiz > Mount for -4 (bench Maupay)
    Z. Lukaku > Auba, D.Luiz > Havertz for -4 (bench Maupay)

  5. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Saka --> Havertz for -4?
    I'm chasing in ML and rival has Saka already.

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      If you captain havertz and think he will score why not

  6. Qaiss
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    https://twitter.com/kielwats0n/status/1450871933923479555?s=21

    Bruce and Benitez compared. Not that Bruce is anywhere near Benitez in managerial ability but at Newcastle, seems like they did a similar job but one was hounded out.

    1. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      What happened to Bruce was disgusting. The media was so biased and said some of the worst things about a manager. No amount of money justifies that kind of treatment

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Bruce plays the victim card all the time. Never his fault

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          still doesnt justify what some of the papers published

        2. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Explain

          1. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I mean kiwi, regular tozzer

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Bruce had the superior squad and funds in comparison to Benetiz who took a team up from the Championship.

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Balls

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          That's simply a fact.

      2. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Did he though? Aside from ASM who else was an upgrade?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Joelinton 40m
          Willock 25m
          Wilson 20m
          Lewis 15m

          1. Scholes Out For Summer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Joelinton: lol
            Willock: Half a season on loan so far
            Wilson: 8 games so far
            Lewis: yeah this was unfortunate thought he'd be a baller after promise at Norwich

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              The money was there and spent in an attempt to upgrade the squad.
              The point stands.

              1. Scholes Out For Summer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                i mean he did invest in Willock ASM and Wilson. those arent bad investments imo. Too bad 2 of them came right before he gets sacked

          2. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Why did you miss out Max? Did it not suit your campaign, so you conveniently left it?

      3. Qaiss
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        The Premier League is stronger than 4/5 years ago.

        As for funds, I thought such thing was never provided by Mike Ashley?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Seriously?
          That's one of the biggest misconceptions.

          Newcastle are 12th for net spend over the last 5 seasons, hardly the worst owner simply in terms of providing $.

          1. Qaiss
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            It was sarcasm.

            Exactly, but they still hounded him and Bruce out. They got their change now though, so whatever.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Apologies.
              Yes, I do agree to an extent. Expectations were no higher than avoiding relegation.

  7. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Boiling down to these moves:

    Son or Havertz?
    Ronaldo out to Vardy for a hit?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Son.
      Not for a hit

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        You dont think Vardy will out score Ronaldo by 4 points over the next 3 games? Need a hit to take him out regardless if going for a City defender or midfielder next GW

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I would, United simply not at the races

          1. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            How can you say that when United just ripped a crazy 45 mins, the closest 45 mins to the next one.

            Assume you don't watch this game

            1. Scholes Out For Summer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I watched the whole game. We were horrid in the first half, and Ronaldo didnt really get a touch until his goal. There's just a lack of connection across the squad right now

            2. Gunneryank
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Have you watched Manchester United this season? Serious question.

          2. jackruet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Vardy will face brentford, Chelsea in the next 2. If you think -4 worth it, why not? But vardys 50 percent return came from norwich and Burnley

            1. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Next 4

              1. Scholes Out For Summer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                United face Liverpool and City in the next 4. And two of Ronaldo's 3 goals came against Newcastle

                Just applying the same logic, cause I'm torn. As an United fan I know these are the games Ronaldo loves to just bang a few, just not confident in the rest of the team

                1. jackruet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Your team your decision. I think vardy is a better pick than ronaldo but for a hit? O Don't think so. And utd might fight back against their arch rival who knows.

        2. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          This.

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      As a Vardy owner I think I might go Auba as my Lukaku replacement over the likes Kane or Toney. The fixtures look good enough short to mid term

      1. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        could be LW if Laca is back

    3. Totti
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Who to bench?

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo dias azpi rudiger livramento
      Salah raphinha mbeumo townsend
      Vardy jimenez antonio

      Choose 2 plz

      Really i’m in dilemma

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        raphinha/Livra

        1. Totti
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Bench raphinha?

          1. Totti
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Do u mind to clarify?

          2. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            yes or mbeumo

            1. Totti
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Not townsend?

              1. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                against Watford?

              2. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                If not playing Townsend vs Watford what's the point owning?

              3. PastaConcerto
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Townsend averaging 5.6 per match, the only 2 outfield players in your squad averaging less than 4 ppm are Livra and Mbeumo

          3. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Leeds are trash. Get someone else if WC

      2. PastaConcerto
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Has to be the 2 with the lowest PPM so far....Livra and Mbeumo...both under 4pts. per game. Of course, any given GW that might not come true.

    4. smix
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      GTG?
      Ramsdale
      Azpi Rudiger Cancelo
      Salah(c) Raphina Benrahma Gallagher
      Antonio Jimi Vardy
      Foster Livra Saka Marcal

      Should I consider Saka & Benrahma to Havertz & Mbeumo for a hit ?

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        go with your gut 🙂 I like Havertz alot the next 2-3

    5. Hunta
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Matip to Chilly for -4?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I'll say no.

        1. Hunta
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Have no Chelsea players so thought to take a risk. So not worth it then ……

    6. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Hey DZ, not sure what I should do here, go template or slightly different ?

      A. Lukaku and Mahrez to Vardy and Havertz

      B. Lukaku and Mahrez to Vardy and Son

      C. Lukaku and Mahrez to Toney and KDB.

      All for a hit, was thinking id do A now and then move havertz to son in a few weeks.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          cheers

      2. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Son vs Havertz doing my head in.

        Son has the pedigree and assured starts and long term fixtures
        Havertz has the short term fixtures and assured starts for them, but basically booking in a transfer

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Havertz with some money itb to get son in 2–3 gws

        2. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          booking a transfer for sure and I had that in mind already when I got Mahrez now adding another before eventually getting Son but I think the punt on Havertz is worth it for the next few till son has a fixture swing. Thats the way im leaning atm.

          1. Scholes Out For Summer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah fair, and can evaluate Spurs before the actual good fixtures start. Son against West Ham without Coufal just so tempting you know?

        3. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I would do Harvertz to Son for 2-3 weeks if i had the chance without a hit. Son doing really well though, thats why i prefer him to the kane option long term

    7. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Son or Vardy

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Vardy right now

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Same dilemma, thinking Vardy

      3. Hunta
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Based purely on fixtures I’d choose Vardy.

    8. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Ronaldo Jota doucoure > Vardy havertz raphina -4?

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        oh yes

      2. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        not for me

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Just Ronaldo doucoure > Vardy havertz for free?

          1. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            i would rather Raph than Havertz as its longer term

            Ronaldo will fire soon too

      3. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yes as long as you know that harvertz is short term

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yes plan to sell him for son soon

    9. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      OK.

      Boils down too.

      A Saka/Lukaku to Toney/Havertz (-4)
      B Lukaku to Vardy?

      Aor B please, and sorry this will be my last post

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A

      2. OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B cause i dont like hits

      3. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A for me mate

      4. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A

        Basically not a hit since Saka and Lukaku likely wont play

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Have saka on my bench as i have Gallagher and Raphiha>

          Ramsdale
          TAA Cancelo Azpi Dias
          Salah Raphinha Gallagher*
          Jiminez Antonio Lukaku*

          Foster Livramento Saka* Normann

          ku to Vardy, bench Saka, and do Antonio to Toney/Son in the next 2-3 weeks

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            ignore the last bit 🙂

          2. Scholes Out For Summer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            oh what then why take the hit for saka out? Who would you even bench in option A??

            1. Crunchie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Raph would drop to the bench. But i am swinging Vardy this week and Antonio to Toney next mate

      5. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Thank you for all of your replies

    10. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A. Kane & Jota
      B. Kane & Havertz (-4)
      C. KDB & Jesus (-4)

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          this

    11. Too Mane Men
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Some cracking discussion on Twitter Spaces with Mark and a few other familiar faces. Chelsea at the heart of the discussion as expected. Chillwell’s lack of cameo seems to be the consensus for owning. Azpilicueta will always threaten James given Tuchel’s faith in him. Rudiger looking more and more like the sensible option.

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Im thinking Rudiger too. Also lack of physical presence in the box could mean even more runs into the box. Although Chilwell just bangs when he plays, and should get at least 2 of next 3

      2. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Sensible but boring, if I could choose a Chelsea to own it would be chillwell all day long

    12. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Torn which direction to go:
      a) Kane and Mbeumo
      b) Toney and Son

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        just Mbeumo. Spurs next 3 fixtures not great

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B

      3. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B

      4. jimmyharte
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I have kane and mbembo on wc. Kane loves a goal vs West ham scored a hat trick recently v them. Toney been very hit or miss.

    13. C_G
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      good to go?? 2.2 ITB, no FTs

      Sanchez

      TAA White Livra Alonso

      Salah (c) Son Raph Benrama

      Antonio (vc) Vardy

      Steele King Allan Williams

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        yes no hits needed,

    14. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      When are the price rises and falls (in how many minutes)?

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        like 45?

        1. Corona is not good 4 U
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Thank you!

    15. Lallana
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Which 3 to bring in for a -4? Got Vardy and Antonio. Taking out Saka, Benrahma and Lukaku.

      1. Son, Havertz, Toney (1.4M ITB)
      2. De Bruyne, Mount, Toney (0.3M ITB)
      3. Mbeumo, Havertz, Kane (0.2M ITB)

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        3 looks good

      2. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        1 there for me

      3. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        1

    16. GE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A) Son and Rudiger
      B) Havertz and Dias

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A

      2. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A

      3. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B

    17. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I'd been trying to figure out what caused the dip in Trent's attacking output (assist talisman status has changed) across competitions this season, and then something hit me:

      Has Liverpool stopped spamming crosses? Is it more of passing the ball into the net now?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Had he played the full 90 against Watford then I'm fairly confident he would've got an attacking return.
        He also came close to both a goal and an assist in the 60 minutes he played.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          That's not the question 🙁

          Without crosses, Trent will still get attacking returns. He's the best full back

          I'm asking if anybody else has noticed that role change (from cross spamming to more of incisive passes and cut backs, usually involving Salah directly instead), or if I'm seeing things

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        It might all be temporary and Trent resumes pinging them into the box from Sunday anyway, but I'm checking if anybody else has noticed this from the 8 GWs of data so far

      3. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        He is DOING more than enough

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          See reply above

      4. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Jesus wept. Enough

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks for your insight

          Has anybody else noticed this role change?

          1. Bennerman
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yes, I noticed it, it was really weird. It was so spooky. I couldn't get it. It was so odd.

          2. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Hadn't notice re Trent, but Salah seems to be getting a lot more of the ball instead of seeing crosses pinging over his head all the time

            1. Bennerman
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Agreed, it was so weird. I felt an aura. So crazy.

      5. Rankbajin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I hadn't thought about it, but yes. Salah is sitting ahead of him on the right side of the penalty box so it's more of a pass to S to attack defenders with than a crossing game
        Which may explain why Van Dijk etc is not scoring either .

    18. Hits from the Bong
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Anything worth a hit? £2.4m in the bank.

      Sanchez
      Cancelo Rudiger Livramento
      Salah Raphina Benrahma Gray
      Ronaldo Vardy Antonio

      Steele McArthur Duffy Williams

      1. jimmyharte
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Ronaldo to kane

      2. Rankbajin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Benrahama to Havertz?

    19. bigdip
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Brought in Vardy for Lukaku (3.1mn itb and 0ft)

      Ramsdale
      Azpi- Rudiger- Dias - Cancelo - Livramento
      Raphinha - ESR- Salah
      Jimenez - Lukaku - Antonio
      _______________________________
      Foster: ESR*: Sarr: Brownhill

      A) -4 hit for ESR to Havertz (for captain) and bench one of the defenders? (not sure which one)
      B) Keep team as is

      1. Rankbajin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        That back 5 could easily score you 30 PTS.
        Havertz would have to score to make it worth the hit.
        His stats look tempting but I'm leaning towards no .
        Thought about it myself and not doing it

    20. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Best keeper on WC?

      A Raya
      B Mccarthy (have Livra, but mostly as sub)

    21. jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Sarr to?

      A) Raph
      B) Havertz

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        a longterm
        b shorterm

        depends what you're after really.

    22. Bojam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Well this WC is doing my head in (as always).

      Could I get some thoughts on this draft please?

      Raya, Foster
      Cancelo, Chilwell, Rudiger, Livra, Duffy
      Salah, Son, Havertz, Townsend, Mbeumo
      Auba, Nacho, Edouard

      Would bench Mbeumo, Livra & Duffy this GW.

      1. smix
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Auba, Nacho & Edouard all very punty

        1. Bojam
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Auba 3G in last five games. Three good home fixtures in the next five and the two away games are vs Utd and Leicester, neither of whom can defend.

          Iheanacho 1G, 2A in last three games. Leicester have changed shape and gone two up top. They look much better for it. And remember Nacho's returns last season?

          Edouard 3G in five appearances of which two were off the bench and all against tough opposition. Nice fixtures to come.

          Different yeah. Punty possibly. But all considered risks. Allows for a big midfield.

          1. jonnybhoy
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Great team mate. Watch Daka for nachos minutes though think he might take his place

            1. Bojam
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Aaaghh. Don't say that. Was under the impression Daka was more likely to eat into Vardy's minutes when the fixture schedule gets busy over the winter. Seem like very similar styles of player. Nacho a bit different. Links things up more. Maybe that's wrong?

              1. jonnybhoy
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Thought daka was explosive. Daka similar movement to vardy but can't see the main man being dropped. It's a wait and see but hes so under the radar. Im waiting to see what happens this weekend and then potentially bringing him in for antonio

                1. Bojam
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Bringing in Daka?

                  1. Bojam
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    He did look awesome last night. Quality finishing.

                  2. jonnybhoy
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Yeah, can't see how a player who scored in 13mins in the league then 4 goals in europa doesnt start next game. Plus 3-5-2 at leicester now

                    1. Bojam
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      True. But Vardy & Nacho is an established partnership that was very prolific last season and has already started to gel again since reinstated in the last 2-3 PL games. Think Daka might be a sub for the time being. Otherwise I'd be jumping on now. Maybe Vardy is the way to go then. Too bad, seems a bit boring/template but I probably need to play it safe here and not f**k up my WC as usual.

                      1. jonnybhoy
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        If your going safe go Vardy. Love eduoard punt as a celtic fan too..

            2. Bojam
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Thanks btw. Appreciate the feedback!

    23. smix
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Bench 1:
      A. Gallagher
      B. Raphina
      C. Jimenez ?

    24. steven8991
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A. D.Luiz > Mount for -4
      B. Keep D.Luiz and play Maupay against City